Washington Adventist University
Job Title: Adjunct Faculty, Nursing
Reports To: Chair
OVERVIEW OF THE UNIVERSITY
Washington Adventist University (WAU) is a Christ-centered institution of higher education that supports a culture of excellence where all feel valued. Nestled in a desirable residential community in Takoma Park, Maryland, WAU offers its faculty and staff an environment where professional expertise is valued and lasting connections between co-workers are formed as we work together to ensure the success of our students. Regardless of title, every employee supports WAU’s vision of producing graduates who bring moral leadership and competence to their communities.
The Department of Nursing at Washington Adventist University is seeking candidates to expand its pool of adjunct faculty who will provide lecture course, nursing laboratory, or hospital and nursing home clinical teaching to nursing students. Adjunct faculty positions are available for both the graduate and undergraduate programs and may be for evening or daytime positions. Applicants submitting applications are applying to be part of the pool of adjunct professors. Applications may be reviewed periodically based on student enrollment needs.
- Instruct and evaluate students in either a classroom, nursing laboratory, or clinical setting
- Attend required clinical agency orientation, if applicable
- Supervise and maintain laboratories and equipment if teaching in the nursing lab
- Attend workshops on D2L, DocuCare, and ATI, if applicable to course being taught
- Attend Department of Nursing adjunct orientation before the start of each semester.
- Evaluate student learning in a clinical setting using a standard evaluation tool provided by the Department of Nursing.
- Adhere to Department of Nursing policies and procedures as outlined in the nursing student and faculty handbooks.
- Attend at least one professional workshop during the academic year that is provided by the Department of Nursing.
- Participate in end of course program reports and evaluations
- Master’s degree in nursing is required; doctorate in nursing is preferred
- Evidence of expertise appropriate to teaching specialty area
- Minimum of two years clinical experience as a registered nurse
- Clinical experience necessary to function effectively and safely in the area of assigned responsibility
- Ability to communicate with and teach a diverse population of students
- Ability to meet health credentials requirement if teaching in clinical settings
- Possession of a valid and unencumbered RN license in the state of Maryland or nursing license compact state
- Excellent written, oral, and teaching skills
- Prior college or university teaching experience preferred
- Knowledge of and commitment to the Department of Nursing’s mission, philosophy, goals, and student outcomes
Title VII Exception Notice
Washington Adventist University is a religiously qualified Equal Opportunity Employer under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. As such the University has the legal right to prefer a member of the Seventh-day Adventist ("SDA") Church in its hiring process. In the event that a qualified SDA candidate is not identified, the University will give the opportunity to candidates who must understand and respect the mission, purpose, and identity of Washington Adventist University as a condition of their employment.